Notts County lost for the first time in three months in the National League on Saturday with a 1-0 defeat at Bromley.
The Magpies went down to the South London side, ending their unbeaten run that stretched back to November.
A win at Hayes Lane for Bromley on January 29, was important after failing to secure three points in the last fixture between the two sides.
Jude Arthurs scored his second goal of the season just before half-time after Notts failed to deal with a corner.
This came after County missed the chance to take the lead early on when Ruben Rodrigues struck the post.
A trying first half from The Magpies was met with resistance from the woodwork and impressive saves by Mark Cousins.
This continued in the second half with the visitors struggling to create chances and find that all-important equaliser.
The best chance of the half came to Kyle Wootton but he was unable to convert and volleyed the ball narrowly over.
Three points for Bromley keeps their push for promotion alive, while the loss for Notts moves them just one place out of a play-off position.
The Magpies next match on February 5, against Grimsby Town, will give them an opportunity to get back into the top seven.